World Rainforest Movement

International Forum on Agroecology brings common understanding

Rec_AgroecologiaMore than 200 people took part in the Forum, held in Nyéléni, Mali, from February 23 to 27, to develop joint strategies to promote agroecology and defend it from corporate co-option. The declaration of the Forum affirms that “Agroecology is political; it requires us to challenge and transform structures of power in society. We need to put the control of seeds, biodiversity, land and territories, waters, knowledge, culture and the commons in the hands of the peoples who feed the world,” and calls for an immediate transformation based on truly agroecological food production by peasants, artisanal fisherfolk, urban farmers etc.

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